Gennaro, actor-manager of a company of strolling players, is located in a hotel in Bagnoli, where test the drama "Mala nova" Libero Bovio for the vacationers. Its history is intertwined with that of the impresario Alberto, in which the lover Bice reveals she is pregnant. Alberto wants to marry her, but she escapes. So the man comes home and discovers that this Bice is already married to Count Carlo Tolentano that inferred it the affair, gives in outburst. To avoid scandal, Alberto pretends to be crazy. To complicate matters comes the testimony of Gennaro. Alberto ends up at the police station to be interned. But Bice discovers that her husband cheated on her and these also pretends to be crazy in order not to confess to adultery. And Gennaro, in the police station because he has not paid the accounts of the hotel, do you believe mad at his time.